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. >>> on thursday, he met members of the team before letting to new york to tour damage from superstorm sandy. you can see gold medalist gabby douglas in the red dress there. they also assigned -- signed leotards to give to the president's daughters. >>> and people are stockpiling twinkies, cupcakes and wonder bread. twinkie sales are up 31,000% on amazon yesterday, but it's not just because of the sugar high. it also has a whole lot to do with nostalgia. >> reporter: following a nasty labor dispute and almost a year in bankruptcy, hostess brands is closing its 33 bakeries, more than 500 distribution centers and selling off its assets, putting the future of the 82-year-old twinkie in question. it's been a long road for the cream-filled pastry, know part of the american lexicon. >> it's twinkie the kid! >> wow! >> reporter: the twinkie was born in 1930 in illinois. inventor james doer was trying to figure out how to come up with an orange cupcake filled with banana cream. but the company was forced to change to vanilla cream filling. over the years, the twinkie became a part of american popular cul
by the frankenstorm benignly named sandy. having surveyed all this damage "bloomberg business week" concluded: "it's global warming, stupid: if hurricane sandy doesn't persuade americans to get serious about climate change, nothing will." well it was enough to prompt president obama, at his press conference this week, to say more about global warming than he did all year. >> i am a firm believer that climate change is real, that it is impacted by human behavior and carbon emissions. and as a consequence, i think we've got an obligation to future generations to do something about it. >> but he made it clear that actually doing something about it will take a back seat to the economy for now. he did return to new york on thursday to review the recovery effort on staten island. climate change and hurricane sandy brought naomi klein to town, too. you may know her as the author of "the shock doctrine: the rise of disaster capitalism." readers of two influential magazines to put naomi klein high on the list of the 100 leading public thinkers in the world. she is now reporting for a new book and documenta
real work, the good work on the ground in the new york city area helping victims of hurricane sandy get back on their feet. get your pens out and write down this information for yourself. starting with the dr. theodore atlas foundation, it's run by a good man, teddy atlas, whose father was a doctor on staten island for half a century. they're raising money for people facing dire straits. you can help this good man do good work by going to his website, this is all one word, dratlasfoundation.com. in the belle harbor section of queens where so many of the city's first responders, cops and fire people and all those come from, the church of st. francis de sales has set up a relief center. same fran sills de sales parish. you can send a contribution to them at the church, saint francis de sales parish, 129-16 rockaway beach boulevard, belle harbor, new york, 11694. write on the check "relief effort." the devastation caused by sandy is real and i know you'll want to get involved. it's a very good thing to be doing. so you say men are superior drivers? yeah. then how'd i get this... [ voice of
in almost four and a half years. four and a half years. and economic news, hrricane sandy took a toll on industrial production. it fell fortunes of a percent. economists expecting a two tenths of a percent increase. the yield on a ten year treasury note moving down. crude-oil prices down selling at $86.67 per barrel. and in corporate news, though losing more than 7% in its share price after reporting late yesterday, quarterly earnings fell by nearly 50%. good news for facebook. that stock up more than 6%. the social network share is holding up despite the expiration of some like the agreement this week. two oil workers are missing after an oil platform exploded off the coast of louisiana today eleven other crew members ere flown to hospitals, four of them listed in critical condition. coast guard ships and helicopters are continuing their search tonight for the two people who are missing. no crew of is leaking from the platform owned by black elk energy, which is about 25 miles southeast of grand isle, louisiana. turning back to politics, and joining us now, the "a-team" tonight demop
of sandy are fuming at fema now, with the cash dwindling they're prepared to ask for at taxpayer funded bailout and reports that fema and red cross workers in new york were shacking up in the swanky soho grand hotel in manhattan. at least they're getting a discount rate. $310 a night. the red cross footing the tab at $181,000 for their workers and charles doesn't like any of this. and my point on this, i tend to think they got us a bit too much bad press for this, they have to stay somewhere, but i have a problem with it when it's at the expense of folks who are affected by this. >> dave: right of course now they're talking about a bailout for fema, a bailout after katrina and never paid that back and whatever, 16 billion, the post office lost 16 billion. federal housing administration. >> neil: 16 billion. >> that's a common thing, 16 billion, 16 billion, the number later on. >> a combination. >> neil: and after 16, after 16. >> and listen, of course, they have to find places to stay, it was pretty tight, but it doesn't feel right. i use today stay at the soho grand and when i had more
.s. mines, utilities and factories fell in the past month, but that was largely because superstorm sandy disrupted production. that isn't our fault but it's certainly another setback. >>> our story "outfront," fear of an all-out war breaking out in the middle east as forces intensify. they are worried about turning gaza into a frontal base for iran. so how does the conflict between israel and hamas hurt iran? fareed zakaria is here. i spoke to him earlier and asked him how the alliance between iraq and iran play into the occasion. >> right now iran has its hands full. it's got syria collapsing on one side t has hamas in trouble. so at a very simple, logistical level, this is more demands on iran for resupplying of weapons for political support of various kinds, but there is a broad idealogical game here where iran wins, because iran is seen as the great defender of the palestinians in the middle east these days. this is fas tid arritidiously s. in the political sense, iran is seen as one of the champions of the palestinians. >> will they still be seen as a champion if israel goes debacle
are asking about the house, that was subjected to sandy, take a look at that picture, a couple of friends, and took a picture of the house, see that dune right there, that dune used to be 18 feet. 16 or 17 feet high and it's now about seven feet high and i used to hate it, but the grass, girl scouts planted that grass and dune saved the house, girl scouts of america, saved that, thank you. >> eric will buy all of your cookies. >> and american corps of engineers put the dunes in there. >> when they planted the grass, it grew and filled in the dune. >> and obama going to tell the girl scouts, you didn't build that. >> tell the girl scouts they didn't build that. >> they put the grass on something that obama built. >> that obama built? >> oh i forgot this is-- >> okay. there's legislation now before congress to do away with something in the most insidious attack of politics that i've seen in my 33 years of politics and that's superpacs, these people are unregulated and names out. in many cases right wingers and hundreds of millions on these things and left wingers do the same thing. >> a pox
of sandy and the death and destruction issue impossible to maintain. since then andrew cuomo has talked about climate change and so has president obama both when he was asked about it on his news conference and in his victory night victory speech. >> we want our children to live in america that isn't burdened by debt, that isn't weakened by inequality, that isn't threatened by the destructive power of the warming planet. >> what specifically do you plan to do in a second term to tackle the issue of climate change and do you think the political will exists in washington to pass legislation that could include some kind of attacks on carbon? >> i am a firm believer that climate change is real, that it is impacted by human behavior, and carbon emissions. and as a consequence i think we've got an obligation to future generations to do something about it. >> we must rethink and redesign for the long-term because extreme weather, as we have learned, is the new normal. >> and at this week's settlement with bp of wasn't a reminder enough of the hazards of pursuing fossil fuels, there are new pic
losses caused by sandy, one stands out this week. superstorm sandy wreaked havoc on the ali forney center, the largest organization of its kind serves more than 1,000 highly vulnerable lgbt youth annually with access to showers, beds, hot meals and mental and physical health services. our foot soldier this week, carl siciliano, ali foreany's executive director and founder knows it's a safe place for these kids. he spent the day before the storm preparing for the city-wide shutdown. he directed the youth to emergency storm shelters, he told us "they didn't provide all the services we did but we knew at least they'd be safest there." carl didn't expect the devastation that hit his own cozy but highly functional 1200 square foot center. four days after the storm he was finally able to get inside. and what he found was four feet of water. all of the computers, medical and food supplies were destroyed. the space carl had made an essential escape for the most vulnerable of new york's youth, 90% of whom carl says are young people of color, that space it was deemed uninhabitable. through a simple
a family makes its budget. plus, nova takes viewers inside the mega-storm called hurricane sandy. it airs sunday on most pbs stations. all that and more is on our web site, newshour.pbs.org. judy. >> woodruff: and that's the newshour for tonight. on monday, we'll look at president obama's trip to the southeast asian nation of myanmar, where he'll meet with opposition leader and nobel prize winner aung sang su kyi. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. "washington week" with gwen ifill can be seen later this evening on most pbs stations. after that, ray hosts tonight's edition of "need to know." the topic-- this year's record- setting $6 billion of campaign spending. we'll see you online, and again here monday evening. have a nice weekend. thank you and good night. >> major funding forhe pbs newshour has be provided by: >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the
governor chris christie had the right approach in new jersey in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. here in the state of new york, not so much. >> i am extraordinarily disappointed in the response. it is now more than well over two weeks after the storm and there are still people who have no power. to me that's inexcusable. but one of the things i learned, and i had everything from ice storms to hideous floods to blizzards to hurricanes, and, of course, september 11th when i was governor, is that the important thing is while people are still at risk, not to try to figure out and point fingers of blame, but to solve the problem. >> this is going to take a huge undertaking to figure out how to put wires underground, how to build walls. i mean is that -- >> i don't think it's that hard. i really don't think it is that hard. i think it's been a failure of policy for a long time. i mean it is absurd right now, in very vulnerable areas, where decade, after decade, we have storms wipe out the entire electrical system, that we put up what was there before the storm. at enormous cost. it is just
jersey that we experience in the past three weeks because of super storm sandy. the larger issue of -- host: the president talked about economic growth and listen to what he has to say and we will get your response. [video clip] >> the american people will continue to be focused on our economy, jobs, and growth. he message is that we are going to ignore jobs and growth to address climate change, i do not think anyone will go for that. i will not go for that. host: mr. komanoff? guest: in a month and a half, on january 1, the payroll tax holiday that we in a thick -- that we enacted several years ago is set to expire. that is about as big a job killing and growth killing development as we can imagine. we have to find revenue to extend the payroll tax holiday. one place we can find that revenue is through a carbon tax. there is no contradiction between tax and carbon emissions and saving the climate and promoting growth and increasing jobs and employment at the same time. host: here is our first call rom alabama on the democrats' line. caller: i give you an b + on your program. i t
one in the new jersey newspaper, after the election and hurricane sandy, millions still left powerless. our hearts go out to those that are still without electricity up in the five boroughs and new jersey shore. hopefully they are pulling it together now. the other a reverend, i heard was, hey, the chair won. after the republican convention and everything else. without asking you voted for, let me pull the audience to. how many of you thought the election results were mostly positive? there you go. how many mostly negative? and how many too soon to tell? that is a good barometer of our audience tonight. as a challenge to the panel, abraham lincoln in the start of his campaign in 1858 said, a house divided cannot stand. reference to the nation -- nature of the republic back then. how divided are we, where are the lines? both candidates promise bipartisan progress. facing the challenges of a nation at home and abroad. can the winner possibly deliver? i would put that board as a challenge not just to the president by congress as well. tammy resolved extraordinary good but we are now facin
storewide, now through sunday. >>> hurricane sandy is only the latest in what have become all too frequent occurrences of extreme weather. the new documentary "chasing ice "follows a photographer and his team as they record the impact of our warming planet. >> it all started in iceland. >> think i'm so certain to get wet i'll take my boots off. >> i never imagined that you could see glaciers this big disappearing in such a short time. there's a powerful piece of history that's unfolding in these pictures, and i have to go back. >> joining me now is james balogg, photographer and environmentalist and author of the newly released "ice, portraits of vanishing glaciers." welcome to you, james, i tell you the pictures are remarkable. what got you involved in this? >> i've been fascinated by mountains in polar regions my whole life. but what really kicked it off for me was the realization back in the 90s that climate change was real and it was a product of actual physical empire cal evidence that thousands of people had collected from all around the world for many years. and it's not hypothetica
people to get that for example, hurricane sandy 80 people are not happy with what he something like that that inner-city when you are living in a tent. there is something like 74,000 acres of land we are still going dealing with a very urgent and difficult situation in haiti. >> host: where did your book, "so spoke the earth" come from? >> guest: it came from women writers of haitian descent. it is the navigation of patients to tell their stories and these groups of women, the edited this anthology. it is "so spoke the earth: the haiti i knew, the haiti i know, the haiti i want to know." different women talk about this. it is a trilingual anthology in english, french, and creole. it's generational. we talk about the people who were surviving it. we talk about their friends and neighbors. there is an opportunity for people who don't know much about haiti to get to know katie through a variety of women writers wasted. >> host: is creole very different from french? >> guest: creel -- creole is a language of its own. it came from the french, spanish, english, all of these people came to
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